Thursday, 12 May 2016

New Trailer and Poster for Assassin's Creed

A new trailer and poster have been released for the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) and produced by and starring Michael Fassbender (Macbeth, Frank, X-Men...everything!) the film comes out this December and aims to break the curse of the shoddy video game movie. While the trailer is impressive enough and action heavy, I'm still not convinced. Check it out...

To me this still looks like a video game adaptation through and through, and although I like that they are deviating from the characters and settings of the games (nobody's really crying out for Desmond Miles), it also looks like a lot of style over substance. The games hinge on pretty complicated sci-fi tenets (read: convoluted) and although they'd be wise to simplify certain elements, many video game adaptations have failed through a lack of authenticity and faithfulness to the source. 

However, I have supreme faith in Michael Fassbender and don't believe he would produce a film destined to be a dud. We will all find out in December...

What did you think of the trailer? Do you think it's authentic to the game series?


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